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Qualitative study on experience of clinical nurses towards organizational innovation climate

QIAN Yan, ZHANG Ya-qing, WANG Hao-cen, BAO Ling   

  1. School of Nursing, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Online:2014-09-28 Published:2014-09-26
  • Supported by:

    Humanities and Social Sciences Innovation Research Training Project of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, WZ1215; Liberal Art Innovation Foundation of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 12TS11; Specialized Research Foundation for Nursing of Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, 12TS11


Objective To thoroughly explore the perception and experience of clinical nurses towards the organizational innovation climate. Methods The purposive sampling method was adopted and 10 clinical nurses in Shanghai were selected. The study was guided by the phenomenological method of qualitative study and the semistructured deepening interview was used. The data were analyzed by the analytical program Colaizzi and qualitative analytical software QSR Nvivo 9.0. Results Three themes were concluded by repeatedly reading, analysis, summarization, and comparision, i.e. the perception of innovation incentive, innovation resources, and innovation management. Conclusion Nursing supervisors should strengthen the innovation incentives, provide innovation resources, improve innovation management, and promote innovation development of nursing field.

Key words: nurses, organizational innovation climate, qualitative research